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CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
with hundreds of billions of dollars and most of the discretionary spending cuts would drive the economy back into recession and cost too many jobs of the other hand would also go a long way to produce budget deficits. even by washington standards that seems pretty important. to discuss the cliff and its consequences of a panel of the four but it did it cover in budget watchers. bob greenstein is on the senate priorities and that of president obama's transition team policy work. douglas holtz-eakin is president of the american action forum and headed the domestic policy staff in the campaign ad was the director of the congressional budget office. donald marron is the director of the tax policy center and member of george bush's advisor and acting director of cbo and finally, digamma rogers blogs as an economist and was the chief economist of the house budget committee for the democratic staff of the house ways and means committee. the format today will be relatively straightforward. each of the panelists will speak for five minutes. i will ask some questions and we will get a discussion going
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
some statements about the economy already in the opening remarks. so let's start with that. as governor nixon noted, the jobs increased 18,000 nearly from july to august. but the number of people in the civilian labor force, those working unemployed but actively working fell by 11,000 during the same period. so let's start off with this question. do you believe that the economy is improving or lagging behind, and what three specific things would you do to create more jobs and misery. governor nixon, your first. nixon: we are seeing that progress necessary to move forward once the jobs bill got into effect in september of 09 we have had an unemployment rate below the national leverage and today's numbers showing not only this last month gaining 17,900 jobs but also that means the third most new jobs of any state in the country shows we are beginning to make progress and it is built on a solid, solid rock of fiscal discipline, holding the line on taxes, focusing our attention on industries to make a difference. for example, that is why i call the legislature back into the special session
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of europe are. the economy is teetering on the edge of recession. the were seen can do is jacked up taxes on small businesses and entrepreneurs or job creators. that makes it all the more likely to push us into a recession. and for the 23 million people who struggling for work, the worst thing to do is hurt the small businesses that create those jobs. >> it is fair to say that the president has reduced taxes. he has reduced taxes for small businesses 18 times. he cut taxes for '95 -- for 95% of families out there. the question is do we ask everybody to sacrifice? when you look at the marginal rate in the united states, when ronald reagan took office, the marginal office with 71% to 72%. it is interesting to me that the greatness that people speak of in terms of the united states, when we talk about the 1940's, the 1950's, the 1960's, 1970's, the marginal rate that folks paid was much greater. nobody says we will go back to that. at the same time, during the clinton years, we had marginal rates that were a little bit higher than they are now and we had some of the best economic times that
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
when the economy is growing, when small businesses are prospering, they are creating new jobs, people are able to find work. it creates opportunities for everyone. what we have, unfortunately, is small business after small business is facing crushing, uncertainty. i'll take the single biggest question you hear from business leaders is they don't know between obamnicare and dodd-frank, between the offshore drilling moratorium in texas. all of these policies are killing jobs, and what entrepreneurs expressed to me all over the state is the sense of great uncertainty of what are the federal rate it is going to do. the president keeps promising to raise everyone's taxes which is causing small businesses to keep capital on the sidelines and not deployed because they have so much uncertainty. >> i'm not sure the president promises to raise everyone's taxes. do you know what the gdp growth was in last year of the bush administration? >> i don't. >> i don't either but i will look at a. i hope you had an answer. [laughter] >> let's compare job growth under president obama during these 30 month
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
. not because if you stop the economy growing, that will leave more people out of work, claiming benefits, not paying taxes. businesses struggle, so they are not paying taxes. and as a result, borrowing goes up. borrowing, not to invest in hospitals and education and hospitals, but want to keep people idle. so the next time you heard a conservative say to you, labour would increase borrowing, just remember, it is this a government that is increasing borrowing this year. [applause] so what have we seen? we have seen recession, higher unemployment, higher borrowing. i don't think that's what people were promised. now look, there will be some people who say, and this as an important argument, a single people say there is a short term pain, but it is worth it for the long-term gain. but i'm afraid the opposite is true. you see, the longer you have low growth in our country, the bigger the death toll becomes for the future, and the bigger our problem will be in the future. the longer a young person is out of work, that's not just that for the prospects now. it's bad for the prospect the whole
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, and what many people argue should be the core limping along economy and a president that has done so much as the defense and its face it popular at the beginning like the health care reform act and so long, the stimulus looked upon unfavorably by a lot of voters because even though many have felt the economy come back from cataclysmic tester it didn't exactly turn into a picture of health and voters tend to be unforgiving on things like that. what's going on? the first factor is the economy. it's not great now, but it's better than it used to be and i think we are beginning to get the sense that voters are getting credit for how much things have improved relative to a disastrous economic situation in the first year. voters can remember a few years back there some political scientist who maintained they can't remember what they had for breakfast and basically they just voted what's happening. i think we see in fact there is an influence of where it went before and how people see the current incumbent in that light so as we are seeing the economy pick up a bit with consumer confidence gain
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the greater global economy for goods and services. i liken it to the maul of americas. you have anchor stores and big names you recognize the big names in aerospace and defense. you have a few stores you might recognize as international changes. and literally hundreds of other stories when you walk by you think who would buy from them? we do. we buy everything. we buy erg from ships to shoe strings, and from services we buy everything from mowing lawns to the highest cybersecurity analysis. what's important able the able gi even the stores that aren't familiar to most, in fact the entire mall represents a small portion of the over all supply chain that provides the components and software necessary to stock the shelves of every single component and weapons system we field. the u.s. military superior operational capabilities are enabled by the diverse base and for decades the united states has commandedded a lead in the quality and quantity. and in the military capabilities of the products that flow from this work. however, the advantages that have been able to america -- deference technology
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:30am EDT
government, our economy and on jobs. >> moderator: our first question comes from brent boynton. >> >> you both have a pretty consistent record of voting along party lines, and we've certainly seen more than our fair share of negative commercials during this campaign. many nevada cans and americans as a whole have grown tired of the youing polarity in between -- the growing polarity in between the political parties and ideologies. are you willing to compromise party ideals for the benefit of the state and the nation? please give an example of a time you worked with members of the opposing party for the betterment of nevada. berkeley: thank you very much for that question. um, it is true that our government has become more polarized over the last few years, but i think it's important to stand for your principles. the most important thing we can do right now for the state of nevada is get people back to work. i think the most important thing are jobs, jobs, jobs, and that's why i support big -- small businesses, make sure that they can rehire people and hire new people. that's why i think it
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, and we could lose our country. >>> ross perot interviewed by usa today on the economy, deficit, and debt, and how it changed since he ran for president in 1992 and 1996. find his article in "usa today," and usatoday.com. ross perot tonight on c-span at 9 eastern. >> the substance abuse and mental health services administration recently released their annual report and found that 22.5 million americans aged 12 and older use illicit drugs and rates remain stable since the last survey in 2010. marijuana continues to be the most commonly used drug. the latest 2011 national survey on drug use and health marks the 23rd national observance of national recovery month. >> already. good morning. doctor wesley clark, director of the center of behavior statistics and quality and substance use -- [inaudible] on behalf of samsha, i welcome you here. we have the observance of recovery month, and the theme this year is join the voices for recovery, it's worth it. indeed, as we look at favorable results depicted in the data today, we're making progress, but we have to remain vigilant as much needs to be
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
in the american economy. if we did get a decision on the grand bargain that the ten year time frame of how we would manage the cuts and spending and tax increases and investments, because we need to do all three. we need the tax, we need to cut and invest in the sources of our strength. i think that would just have a huge -- americans feel like children are permanently divorcing parents, and i think it is like a poll on the country in a lot of ways. so second, if we had a grand bargain on energy, how to exploit the bounty of natural gas in particular in the environmentally safe and sustainable way on the national basis i think those two things together would have a huge impact. so the question is how close are we to that? and i was saying about the middle east but it may apply to american politics is all important politics happens the morning after the morning after. so, i think -- hearing talking about the election. i don't know how the election is going to come up and make no predictions but i do ask myself if romney gets smashed i don't think the political problem is we have a center left
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
on kurdish politics, economy and identity. her current research focuses on the energy sector development and relations in the post saddam iraq and the other newly fertilized states. she also specializes in post conflict relief and reconstruction, having worked for the u.s. office of foreign disaster assistance in pakistan and the post-gulf war and saddam iraqi kurdistan respectively. she received her ph.d. in political science at the university of pennsylvania, masters of international affairs at columbia university school of international and public affairs. she's also studied at the institute in paris. the university of tehran and tell the aviv university. she's also an adjunct assistant professor at the center for peace and security studies at georgetown university and a contributing writer for the monitor and member of the international institute for strategic studies. to her right is matthew amitrano, a foreign affairs officer, state office of iraqi affairs. mr. amitrano has covered iraq's energy sector for almost ten years for both the department of state and the defense department
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT
are not going have a strong country and a strong economy if we don't strengthen what we do at every level early childhood, higher ed. those two things are linked. we move forward we want to stay focused where we're going fop continue to focus on the early childhood investment. we are in that for the long haul. continue to drive reform. think about how technology how can technology increase efficiency better outcome as well? think about the next generation of teachers coming in. we talked a lot about the respect the initiative. a million teachers retiring over the next five years. our ability to retract and gain great talent now saves education for the next thirty. how we make a real profession where great talents wants to come, stay, gets compensated and has a career leader. a lot of work we can do together to make a profession. we're losing too many of the great talent and losing folks at front education end that won't think about coming to education. the higher education side we have to breakthrough on the cost issue. and 0 states cutting funding more and more middle class families are thinki
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
will help grow the economy? >> no. >> his plan is to continue what he is done before. the status quo has not worked. we cannot afford four more years of barack obama. we're not going to have four more years of barack obama. >> wednesday, president obama and mitt romney meet in the first presidential debate. the news our jim lehrer moderates. watch and engage with c-span including our live to be preachy at 7 p.m. eastern. the debate at night and post debate, your reaction, calls e-mails and tweets. fall live coverage on c-span, c-span radio and online at c-span.org. spent up next, white house officials in charge of cybersecurity speak about the growing concern over counterfeit computer parts and software. they spoke at the potomac institute on computer network threats posed by a foldable supply chain. this is about two hours. >> ladies and gentlemen, if i could have your attention, please. minus michael swetnam and on michael swetnam and ceo of the potomac institute for policy studies, and it's my distinct honor and courage to welcome you here today for a seminar on supply chain threat of
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
and introduced them. as a governor, i saw our budget into what was happening to our economy. it was on a cliff and i was very delighted frankly as a governor to have the balanced budget or go to jail that we were going to get assistance. a lot of the sort of taxpayer dollars are going to come back to florida and help us out of this thing and help our teachers, police, firefighters be able to stay on the job. but when i did that and embrace the president at that time, maybe the president of the united states. and the way my mother and father raised by three sisters and myself was that you respect others, does she do unto others, particularly, by the way, if that person happens to be the president of the united states of america. [applause] and the notion that some in my former party was so disdain not active decency. i can understand political ramifications and not think about it that way. that being nice to somebody like that and been decent in being chastised for it is exactly what we need to stop doing. governor ridge said we have to respect each other. you don't have to agree. that's okay.
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm EDT
taxes. is their anybody that thinks that raising taxes will help the economy? no, his plan is to continue what he's done before. the status quo has not worked. we cannot afford four more years of barack obama and we are not going to have four more years of barack obama the first thing in the article here is getting medicare costs under control is the number-one priority and the most untouchable thing, but that is critical cause more trouble than any of the problem we've got fiscally in the united states. getting medicare costs under control is the number-one thing. >> you say we also surcharged smokers and the obese for their medicare coverage. where did that idea come from? >> i am the person that put it in the memo but i didn't have to fight very hard for it. also, i ran into this, something i ran in "the washington post" install of calling people morbidly obese i called them mega fatties and i was refuted by "the washington post" for being insensitive, which i guess i probably am. this is another thing where everybody knows this to be true and someone has to pay for it.
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the incredible development of the chinese economy that has allowed for and paid for the more than sevenfold increase in the chinese defense spending over the two decades. so, the pla today is a force that continues to emphasize its traditions, but also it has new ones. as we know, president hu jintao has talked about the historic missions which both reiterate the old and talk about the role of the global setting. the only part of which applies to the land forces as they've been increasingly participants in the u.n. peacekeeping operations. there's been some important developments in technology for the ground forces, particularly the two most important are the and provide in the tactical ability of the pla land force which is to say we now think there are less than five divisions that do not have a motorized or mechanized capability but this tactical mobility hasn't been matched by the improved cable the helicopter or air mobility and this remains a significant shortcoming. pla has also spent a great deal of time working on the information on its force which is the improvement or the leverag
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
to fix washington so that it is a place that is about results. we've got to grow the economy. we talked about some strategies today. i've got a plan that encourage you to check out on the website. it's basically about infrastructure investment. the kind of small business to level the playing field we did. we've got to find common ground and fix the budget. congress is stopping progress right there. there's too much division in congress and that's why s&p and moody's is basically saying we've got to put some people in there who are willing to compromise. the challenge that is on the table before us right now is this issue of sequester. i've laid out a pretty simple straightforward plan, but the bush tax cuts expire as planned over 500,000, fix medicare, take away unnecessary subsidies. then you get a $100 billion annual cut down to a $23 billion in savings that i know we can find. it's time for specifics. it's time for action but it's time for working together. allen: thank you for this opportunity have this debate here today. tim, you can't talking about that plan. we still that mohamme
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
said something back that is present obama is related it will be to spite the economy if governor romney is elected it will be despite his campaign. and i think that is playing out right now. and i think part of it is this 50.1% attitude. i think the other thing, governor romney i think grew up in a privileged environment. just like i want to get my daughter all i can come his father wanted to do the same take. mccain was somewhat isolated with the schools and elite i think sort of thinking along the way. and i think he also, his parents instilled upon him that because of those privileges he had responsibility. and that is what you might say class had responsibility to give back and to be a leader later. so i think he wants to be president because he wants to make good decisions. he wants to, with circumstance brought before him as ambassador said, he wants to reorganize the government so it's a vision. but unlike bill clinton who could tell you 137 things he wanted to get done, i do think governor romney can tell you what he wants to do. he just wants to be a good president. and because
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